Butcher & Singer

4.8
6909 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Butcher & Singer, in the amazing historic location at 1500 Walnut, is an intimate and sophisticated dining experience in a relaxed clubhouse setting. We brought back the true classics from perfect Manhattans and Sidecars to hand cut steaks and chops, and freshly caught fish. Timeless and fun for all in the continued age of the American chophouse.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 6909 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service

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vipJokayy
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always fantastic at Butcher and Singer. The dining room is amazing. The food was delicious. Our server, Chris was great, always anticipating anything we needed. Can’t wait to come back

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Vmc5
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and waiter was very good. However the service was understaffed for the caliber of experience this is meant to be. It added about 30% more time to our evening.

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viproadwarrior
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience!

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CelesteM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, the steak was so tender and flavorful, but the service was even better. (Dirk was wonderful!) looking forward yo my next visit.

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vipjules
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so friendly and accommodating - especially our server Brian! He goes above and beyond to ensure that his guests are happy and enjoying their time. We loved his hospitality and willingness to ensure we were having a great time. The food was delicious and the ambience was wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful date night!

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TeresaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We initially went for our anniversary but my boyfriend ended up proposing! It was the perfect setting so romantic and the food was phenomenal! Worth every penny!!

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vipSusanF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak ever! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was amazing! Love the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Incredible food

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Table was ready and we were seated immediately. Drinks and water came within 10 min after that. We were ready to order appetizers but was told that we need to decide on the whole meal order! We asked the waiter ( Jared) to come back in a couple of minutes and that turned to Atleast 30 min. It was just strange - the waiter passed our table a few times but would not stop and check and finally we had to flag down some other wait staff to get our waiter and put in our order. The meal was fine but the service was terrible- water glasses not filled, no one checked on us after the food was delivered. Not sure if the behavior was ethnically triggered but it was simply bizarre. They did have a dessert out on the table to celebrate our son’s birthday at the end, and Offcourse the check showed up promptly

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BiancaG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I expected the food to be much better than it was. It was quite mediocre in comparison to all of the restaurants surrounding it. The cost will never be an issue if the food is phenomenal therefore I will never return to butcher and singer for dinner.

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vipthebutlers
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very special place for an "occasion". Lovely room with a very romantic feel and atmosphere. Menu items and prices are quite typical of " high end steakhouses". We managed 3 courses without any meat! Oysters Rockefeller were on point, our Shrimp and Crab Louie was perfectly split for the two us. Just a wee bit disappointed with our main course that came out on cold plates and the food was tepid. It was taken care of and the rest of the evening was fine. Friendly and helpful staff.

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NigiaD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very pleased with my food and service. This was only my 2nd time their and I must say everything was right 😉

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is great, service was very good as well... Atmosphere very relaxing...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Went to celebrate a birthday with the man I’ve been dating for a few months now. He mentioned that Butcher and Singer was his favorite so I made reservations. I was blown away with how amazing the food and service were and know we will be returning for special occasions in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jared was amazing!

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JoyJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Durk was the best!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

My gf and I both ordered filet medium. One was rare and one was well done. For a high-end steakhouse this is unacceptable. Also, do not choose outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night. Friendly wait staff and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stacey our server was AMAZING. Very personable, and friendly. Would go back just for her great service alone.

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Tracy4Georges
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and comfortable. The food was amazing, and Brian our waiter was top notch. Quite personable, efficient and enjoyable. Our evening at Butcher & Singer was truly memorable. Brian’s recommendations were spot on. The only thing that would keep me from coming here more often is the price. Pretty much what you would expect to pay for such a nice place in a big city, so this is a special occasion place for me. But I am really looking forward to our next visit!

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vipChristopherD
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service very good

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything is outstanding about the restaurant. DO NOT book outdoor seating. When you go to this restaurant your are paying for the ambiance. I was sat outside and it was a wooden table and plastic chairs. Not the Hollywood feel i was promised. I understand with COVID, but they should not have outdoor seating when it’s not the experience of a Hollywood steak house they promised.

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vipLVFrequentFoodie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stacey was fantastic. It was our first time there and we had a lot of questions. She was very helpful and the entire staff left us not wanting for anything.

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Andi
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was excellent. The meal was outstanding!

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vipLayMontC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Favorite!!!!

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Ters
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner, of course the biscuits were delicious. Our steaks were excellent

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mikeski
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining, the meal, and our waiter Chris was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place ! The food was good and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was our server and he was an absolute treat. Down to earth, informative, energetic. He kept us on our toes, recommended the best choices from the menu and we were all swooned. Because of his hospitality, I will definitely be back whenever I am in town. Thank you Brian for a great night and thank you Butcher and Singer for a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 5 star experience. The staff is very knowledgeable of every item from the bar to the kitchen and their recommendations were everything we could have hoped to experience while dining. Would absolutely return and recommend to everyone.

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vipSkimpy
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was perfect. We felt safe. The food and service were fantastic.

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vipEollie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Porterhouse for 2 🙌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I can’t really say anything about the ambiance as we were seated outside in a COVID shack outside. I will say that the service was consistent and attentive.

The part that wasn’t great was temperature control. Rather than using space heaters, they built vents that either didn’t work or blasted uncomfortable levels of heat directly into your face. For starters, we did a dozen oysters which were good. Their biscuits are mediocre at best. My date got the filet mignon which was good. My New York Strip was skinny, rubbery and a huge disappointment. They further overcompensated with way too much salt. For sides, we got the mashed potato and cream spinach which were both passable.

Overall, I would say that Butcher and Singer was not worth the price point. It’s subpar food at NYC prices.

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vipLinz
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service! Best restaurant in Philly!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved the place and they never let us down. Even in the current climate, they were safe, friendly and gave us exceptional service and an excellent meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 10/10! Biscuits are to die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place and atmosphere to celebrate my birthday. I got engaged to the love of my life. It was a perfect evenong

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vipDiana
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butcher & Singer is my family’s favorite restaurant in Philadelphia! The menu is fabulous and the meal always starts with the incredible biscuits. All of the salads are excellent and a great portion to share. We especially enjoy the Delmonico steak! We tried the hash browns for the first time on our last visit and will have every time now! They also serve a perfect baked Alaska!

The service we receive is always excellent and I especially want to commend Alexander. He served us on my recent visit and remembered my daughter and her friends from their last visit which was in the middle of a snowstorm . He made us feel very welcome. The restaurant has great COVID 19 precautions.

I can’t wait until our next visit to this restaurant!!

FAQs

Butcher & Singer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 732-4444.

Butcher & Singer is rated 4.8 stars by 6909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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